LAWSG025A Jurisprudence and Legal Theory A
|LAWSG025A: JURISPRUDENCE AND LEGAL THEORY A|
|Credit value:||15 credits (7.5 ECTS, 150 learning hours)|
|Other Teachers:||Kevin Toh,
|Teaching Delivery:||10 x 2-hour weekly seminars, Term One|
|Who may enrol:||Any UCL Master’s student|
|Prerequisites:||None, although a background in analytic jurisprudence (or political philosophy) is highly desirable|
|Must not be taken with:||LAWSG025: Jurisprudence and Legal Theory|
|Qualifying module for:||LLM in Jurisprudence and Legal Theory|
|Introductory video||Currently there is no introductory video for this module|
|Practice Assessment:||Opportunity for feedback on one optional practice essay per term|
|Final Assessment:||One 3,000-word essays (100%)|
The module provides the opportunity for rigorous study of selected topics in analytical and normative Anglo-American jurisprudence. Extended consideration is given to the nature of law and also to the relation between law and values such as liberty and equality. Both contemporary and also fundamentally important classical contributions are studied.
The module covers central issues in general jurisprudence: command theory of law, contemporary legal positivism, legal interpretivism, the authority of law and legal interpretation
Module reading lists and other module materials will be provided via online module pages, available at the beginning of term once students have enrolled.